Book List


What Happened in Marston
Illustrated by Richard Cuffari. New York: Four Winds, 1971; ABC AfterSchool Special, 1981, 1982 (also shown on HBO and Showtime). (10-14)

The Loners
Viking, 1972; Avon, 1974; Raben & Sjögran (Sweden) 1976; broadcast (partial?) in Canada in 1978. (YA)

Maria's Mountain
Illustrated by Barbara Bascove. Houghton Mifflin, 1981. (Grade 3)

Annie on My Mind
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007 (ISBN: 0374400113); Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982; London: Virago, 1988; BBC broadcast, 1991. Audio book produced for Listening Library by Random House, 2008. 1982 Booklist Reviewers' choice; nominated for Gay Book Award and Golden Kite Award; 1982 ALA Best Books; 1983 ALA Best of the Best 1970-1983; Best of the Best renewed, (1987?); Booklist Best Books of the 1980s; Booksellers' Choice list, 1993; ALA Best Books for YAs for past 25 Years, 1994; One of the Best of the Best Books for YAs of the last 4 decades of the 20th Century, ALA, 2000. Won Mock Printz Award for 1982 in contest held at ALA Midwinter in 2002. Translated into Chinese, Slovenian, Italian, and Korean. (12-up)

Favorite Tales from Grimm (retelling)
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer. Four Winds, 1982. (8-12)

Prisoner of Vampires
Illustrated by Michele Chessare. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984; Yearling (Dell), 1986. London: Corgi, 1987; Forum (Denmark) 1987. Danish sound recording, 1989. Nominated for 1991 Indian Paintbrush Award, Wyoming Library Association. (10-14)

Peace, O River
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. On master list for South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 1988-89. (YA)

Lark in the Morning
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. (YA)

My Sister the Vampire
Knopf/Bullseye, 1992. (8-12)

My Brother, the Werewolf
Knopf/Bullseye, 1995 (8-12)

Dove, and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995 (ISBN: 0374344760); Scholastic Point Signature, 1996; Chinese translation. On New York Public Library Books for the Teenage list, 1995; New York Public Library Children's Book list, 1995. (YA and younger)

Good Moon Rising
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. iUniverse, 2005 (ISBN: 0595347673). Won 1996 Lambda Book Award in the Children's/YA category. On New York Public Library Books for the Teenage list,1997; Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies for 1997, Children's Book Council and National Council of Social Studies. Re-issued in Authors Guild Edition by iUniverse, Inc. in 2005 (YA)

The Year They Burned the Books
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999 (ISBN: 0374386676). 1999 Lambda Book Award Finalist in the Children's/YA category. On the 2000-2001 Tayshas High School Reading List, complied by the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association. (YA)

Holly's Secret
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000. 2000 Lambda Book Award Finalist in the Children's/YA category. On New York Public Library Books for the Teenage list, 2000. (10-14)

Meeting Melanie
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002. (10-14)

Harcourt, 2006 (ISBN 10: 0-15-205416-2; ISBN 13: 978-0-15-205416-8). Graphia, 2012 (ISBN 978-0-15-206377-1). A School Library Journal Best Book of 2006; a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 2007. Audio book produced by Audible, Inc., 2010. (14-up)

Hear Us Out: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle, Progress, and Hope from 1950 to the Present
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007 (ISBN: 0374317593). On the Rainbow Project’s 2008 list of current books dealing with the myriad of GLBTQ issues. Listed in the 2008 edition of CCBC Choices, on the 2007 Rainbow List from the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association, and on VOYA’s 13th Annual Nonfiction Honor List (12-up).

Fours Crossing Sequence (10-14)

Fours Crossing
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1981; Vanguard (Scholastic), 1981; also Scholastic in Britain; extract in magazine of New South Wales Dept. of Ed., 1984. On 1983-1984 William Allen White Award master list.

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983.

The Door Between
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987.

Monster Hunters Series (9-12)

Case # 1: Mystery of the Night Raiders
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987; Minstrel (Pocket Books), 1991. Richters Forlag (Sweden), 1989. Second place in contest among Swedish schoolchildren, through a book club.

Case #2: Mystery of the Midnight Menace
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988; Minstrel (Pocket Books), 1991.

Case #3: Mystery of the Secret Marks
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989; Minstrel (Pocket Books), 1992.

Case #4: Mystery of the Kidnapped Kidnapper
Minstrel (Pocket Books), 1994. Collier Newfield Book Club, 1997.

Case #5: Mystery of the Watchful Witches
Minstrel. (Pocket Books), 1995.

Candlestone Inn Series (8-12)

Case #1: The Case of the Stolen Scarab
Two Lives Publishing, 2004 (ISBN: 0967446872).

Case #2:The Case of the Vanishing Valuables
Two Lives Publishing, 2010 (ISBN: 9780967446882).


Worth Waiting For
In Awake! published in 2011 for kids 13 and up by Cheyenne Publishing. (ISBN: 978-0-9828267-6-8)

Serial Novel

The Secret of Smith's Hill
Produced by Breakfast Serials, and appearing in many newspapers across the US in 1999-2006 and beyond.

Short Stories

"Parents Night," in Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer. HarperCollins, 1994. Also appears in Hear Us Out (YA)

"Loving Megan," in One Hot Second, Stories About Desire edited by Cathy Young. Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Also appears in Hear Us Out (YA)

("Parents Night" and "Loving Megan" also appear in my book Hear Us Out along with other original stories.)

"Lissa and the Enormous Exploding Popover," on the Rainbow Rumpus website, September, 2006, and archived. (5-7)



Berlin: City Split in Two
Putnam's, 1971. (YA)

Lippincott, 1973; New York: Bantam, 1977. Elmar B.V. (Holland), 1978. (10-14)

Lippincott, 1973; New York: Bantam, 1977. Elmar B.V. (Holland), 1978. (10-14)

Lippincott, 1975. Dent (England) 1977. (10-14)

Devils and Demons
Lippincott, 1976. (10-14)

Fun with Weather Forecasting
(illustrated by Dorothea Sierra). Houghton Mifflin, 1977. (Grade 3)

The Kids' Code and Cipher Book
Holt: 1981; Linnet (Shoestring) 1991. (8-12)


Picture Storybook

Molly's Family
Farrar,Straus & Giroux, 2004 (ISBN: 03674350027). Selected as a Noteworthy Book for Children Published During 2004, by Capitol Choices, an outgrowth of the Library of Congress Committee on Recommended Books for Children. (4-8)


For Adults

Nora & Liz
(fiction) Bella Books, 2002. Lambda Book Award Finalist (romance category), 2002; Nominated for Stonewall Award, 2004


(aside from those for specific books):

2000 Robert B. Downs Award for Intellectual Freedom
2003 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement
2005 Katahdin Award for Lifetime Achievement
2007 Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame
2009 Johnson Country First Amendment Foundation Liberty Award



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